Owens Corning Shingles
At Brian Elder Roofing, we proudly offer the best shingles for roof replacement, new roof construction, and repair jobs by using Owens Corning shingles. Owens Corning has built a solid reputation as the business with the most durable and best-looking shingles. Did you know they even won the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Most Recommended Roofing Products five years in a row? Ethisphere also recognized Owens Corning in 2023 as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Owens Corning not only adds curb appeal to your home, but they also work to build a sustainable future through their material innovation. Great minds think alike, as contractors and roofers everywhere prefer Owens Corning shingles for their roofing needs.
About Owens Corning Shingles
Owens Corning was founded in 1935 when two prominent American glasswork companies combined, they were Owens-Illinois and Corning Glass Works. Initially, the integrated companies provided various glass and insulation services, materials, and applications. In 1938, it became a separate company forming the Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation, established in Toledo, Ohio.
Today, Owens Corning manufactures and distributes insulation, roofing materials, fiberglass composites, and two high-performing architectural and laminated roofing shingles, known as Owens Corning Oakridge and Duration shingles.
When building a new home or replacing your roof, you must consider the best roofing shingle that suits your home’s needs and preferences. Installing or replacing a roof is a significant investment. So, knowing all the relevant information you can get is vital to make the most informed decision when choosing your shingles.
Overview of Owens Corning Oakridge Shingles
The Oakridge shingles are known for their striking beauty and exceptional performance. A few of the top reasons roofers choose the Oakridge shingles include:
- Aesthetically Pleasing
- Extreme Durability
- High Energy Efficiency
In addition, they come in the following colors:
- Desert Tan
- Estate Gray
- Onyx Black
Overview of Owens Corning Duration Shingles
The Duration series of shingles comes with seven available Duration styles. The styles include:
- Duration Designer
- Duration Max
- Duration Premium
- Duration Flex
- Duration Storm
- Duration COOL and COOL Plus
Each of the seven varieties offers the following benefits:
- Product Flexibility
- High Energy Efficiency
- Great Gripping or Holding Power
Comparison Between Oakridge and Duration Owens Corning Shingles
Both Duration and Oakridge shingles incorporate a Total Protection Roofing System. This system ensures that all roofing components of Owens Corning meet our already tested standards of being highly engineered and designed. We also ensure that your roof will receive high-quality protection and durability against the fiercest weather conditions. In addition, the shingles create a waterproof barrier so that moisture and water are kept away from the roof deck, eliminating the chances of rot or mold formation.
The system also creates an ice barrier to prevent any damage from ice damming. Due to the shingle’s synthetic underlayment acting as a line of defense against harsh weather conditions, the underlayment makes the shingles more durable.
Additionally, Oakridge and Duration shingles use StreakGuard Algae Resistance Protection, ensuring algae or mold never builds up.
The primary difference between Oakridge and Duration Shingles regarding durability is their wind resistance properties. Duration shingles can withstand winds up to 130mph, while Oakridge shingles can typically only withstand winds around 110 mph. Therefore, living in West Tennessee, and the Mid South areas which are prone to storms, you may want to consider the Duration shingles.
The EPA has strict energy performance requirements to become ENERGY-STAR certified. Owens Corning Oakridge and Duration proudly offer energy-efficient roofing shingles that are ENERGY-STAR certified. The shingles have highly reflective granules that reflect solar energy and bounce back the sun’s rays. This results in a cooler roof and enhances the home’s interior cooler atmosphere. By offering energy-efficient shingles, we help our customers save on their energy bills and reduce air conditioning wear and tear, giving the homeowner a more comfortable home.
Owens Corning tests the Oakridge and Duration shingle series for their nailing zone performance. The Oakridge shingles use a double layer nailing zone, providing better griping, or holding power than wide nail zones with only a single layer.
Duration shingles provide a more powerful gripping power since it features Sure Nail Technology. This patented technological breakthrough is only available in this series. The technology uses an engineered fabric overlay or strips attached to the nailing area with a triple reinforcement layer. It provides a robust fastener holding power that resists the strongest and fiercest winds. Additionally, it adds the Triple Layer Protection strength to the roof with incredible adhesive power, keeping shingles laminated and never separated even with impact from high winds and heated to 180 degrees.
Product Variety & Overall Comparison
Both Oakridge and Duration shingles come in standard sizes. However, Oakridge shingles offer 14 different color choices. The colors range from Desert Tan to Onyx Black. The difference between the shingles is that the Duration shingles have a broader selection of styles, with the seven different ones listed above, and each type offers a variety of colors.
The Oakridge and Duration shingles have many similarities. Yet, if you want an energy-efficient, sustainable, durable, and affordable shingle with quality and warranty choices, you should opt for the Oakridge shingles.
Suppose you prefer to have a premium roofing style with ample colors to choose from, intense gripping power, extreme durability, and energy efficiency, all at a slightly higher cost. In that case, the Duration shingles are best for your home.